Russia wraps up MIPCOM week with new deals
Riki Group and Wizart expand their presence worldwide
This year Russia has been recognized at MIPCOM Online+ with its Made in Russia virtual pavilion.
Over 30 Russian companies presented their new series, films, TV formats and animation at MIPCOM Online+, 24 of them working at the joint virtual “Made in Russia” stand, organized by the Russian Export Center.
Riki Group concluded multiple deals on the company’s flagship projects.
Kids TV app Hopster picked up SVOD rights to “The Fixies” – the series will be available on the platform in English worldwide. Fixies’s sales agent PlayBig has secured a deal with P1KFILM SDN BHD, and new episodes will appear on channels and services of Astro, all-Asian satellite provider that operates in Malaysia and Brunei.
ToonAVision has been appointed as “Kikoriki” and “PinCode” distributor for covering Free TV, Pay TV and VOD rights in Canada.
Riki has also teamed up with GHI Media to broadcast “PinCode” in Israel – the company will be responsible for sending the first season of the series in Hebrew to TV channels and platforms.
Both “Kikoriki” and “PinCode” will also be available to Arabic speakers worldwide on the online-platform Noorplay.
Vietnam-based multimedia company Yeah1 Group Corporation acquired the non-exclusive AVOD rights for “Kikoriki” and “Pincode”. The IPs will be available in English and German languages on the popular kids’ YouTube channels owned and operated by Yeah1 across the globe, excluding Russia and CIS.
Riki Group has also partnered with VlogBox to grow its audiences across new markets and serve their content via the CTV environment, starting with CTV apps for “The Fixies”, “Kikoriki” and “PinCode”.
TOONZ ENTERTAINMENT picks up the first and second parts of “The Snow Queen” franchise from Wizart studiosfor distribution in India. Wizart has also signed agreements for the “The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands” with TRD MEDIA, the animated film to be broadcasted in Africa. DNC company will handle the Italian distribution of the animated feature “Sheep and Wolves” (two full-length parts) and two films of the “The Snow Queen” franchise. “The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands” and “The Snow Queen: Fire and Ice” will also be shown in Italy in the near future.
SMF (Soyuzmultfilm) Studio will soon announce a deal with a Chinese company Beijing Joy Culture media for distribution on the territory of China of the following animated series: “The adventures of Peter and Wolf”, “Claymotions”, “Mr Theo, Cat & Dog”.
Russian animation projects traditionally draw attention from international audiences – according to the Reed Midem report, Riki Group`s project “Dinocity” presented by APC Kids made the top 10 of the 30 most screened programmes at MIPJunior Screening Library. “Secret room”, a brand-new title from the Russian licensing agency brand4rent has entered the top 10 most screened projects in development.
“The world is changing so fast, and we have to adapt, too. The MIPCOM offers the best digital solution and allows the international community to stay involved, hold negotiations and close deals. As Russian pavilion we expect more results from national players on global markets as it has become more profitable to work with Russian companies, thanks to the new subsidy launched by REC that covers costs on content adaptation to foreign markets and international promo campaigns. We also encourage global players to engage in co-productions and film in Russia, when it becomes possible, as international producers could benefit from the federal cash rebates system in place since last year,” said Evgenia Danilchenko, Head of creative industries export at the Russian Export Center.
This year over 30 Russian companies presented their new series, films, TV formats and animation at MIPCOM Online+, 24 of them working at the joint virtual “Made in Russia” stand, organized by Russian Export Center. “Made in Russia” delegation included Art Pictures Distribution (series “Psycho”, “Chicks”, “Successors” etc), Planeta Inform Group of companies (“Coma”, AK 47”, “Robo”), Yellow Black and White, SREDA Production company (“Kitchenblock”, “Married life Scenes”, “Crystal city”, “Snail running”, “Caesar”), Sputnik Vostok Production (“Elsa`s Land”, “Up to the sun”), Russian World Vision (“11 Silent Men”, “Fairy”, “Atakan. The Bloody Legend”) , Odin media, Mirsand (“V2 – escape from hell”, “Spacewalker”, “Blue whales”), All Media (“My Personal Dragon”, “Star vs. Quarantine”, “Hotel Belgrade”), Star Media (“Detective Anna”, “Cold Shores”, “The Black Sea”), Revolution Film (“Girls Got Game”, “Run”, “Mistresses”), Mars Media (“The Prisoner”, “The Northern Lights”, “The Queen”), Igmar, “Festival Eralash” company, animation studios Soyuzmultfilm, Riki Group of Companies, Aeroplan Studio, Parovoz animation studio (“Amazing cafe”, “Spaceport”, “Tweetville”),Wizart, Agama Film company, studios “brand4rent” (Flora&Team”, “Monsikids”) and “100 kilowatt” (“Homies”, “Eager Beaver”, “Magic Kitchen”), post-production companies Flysound and Cyrillica. Aside from the national stand, MIPCOM Online+ attracts major Russian productions, channels and distributors, including Central Partnership (“Son of a Rich”, “The Ninth”, “Blackout”), GPM ETV, NTV, Melnitsa Animation Studio (“Moonzy”, “The Barkers”), 1-2-3 Production, Signal Media, Sovtelexport, Digital Television Russia, Studio Friday, Metrafilms and others.